Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that roll-out of key projects during his administration’s third year anniversary will announce Rivers State as a distinct state despite the current economic downturn.
Addressing journalists after projects inspection on Thursday, Governor Wike expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done at the Mother and Child Hospital, Doctors Quarters at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital and the National Industrial Court.
Governor Wike said: “We are glad that during our third anniversary, members of the public will really appreciate that Rivers State is a different state, despite the economic downturn.
“We assure our people that we will continue to give them the best as far as projects are concerned. This administration is for them “.
The governor said that though works at Mother and Child Hospital, Doctors Quarters at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital and National Industrial Court have reached 95percent completion stage, the state government has finished paying the contractors.
“We agreed with the contractors that these projects visited today should be part of our third year anniversary celebrations. They will be commissioned and placed for public use”, he said.
He stated that the reactions of the people at project locations remain a motivation for the administration to continue to deliver.
On the re-equipping of Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, Governor Wike said the State Government is re-positioning the health facility to use it as a Teaching Hospital for the Rivers State University.
He said that his administration established the college of medical sciences at the Rivers State University to train doctors that will drive the state’s health sector.
He was accompanied on the project inspection by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Godwin Obla.